Programming the ARM(R) Cortex(R)-M4-based STM32F4 Microcontrollers with Simulink(R)
Asadi, Farzin, Pongswatd, Sawai
A microcontroller is a compact, integrated circuit designed to govern a specific operation in an embedded system. A typical microcontroller includes a processor, memory, and input/output (I/O) peripherals on a single chip.
When they first became available, microcontrollers solely used Assembly language. Today, the C programming language (and some other high-level languages) can be used as well. Some of advanced microcontrollers support another programming technique as well: Graphical programming. In graphical programming, the user does not write any code but draws the block diagram of the system he wants. Then a software converts the drawn block diagram into a suitable code for the target device.
Programming microcontrollers using graphical programming is quite easier than programming in C or Assembly. You can implement a complex system within hours with graphical programming while its implementation in C may take months. These features make the graphical programming an important option for engineers.
This book study the graphical programming of STM32F4 high-performance microcontrollers with the aid of Simulink and Waijung blockset. Students of engineering (for instance, electrical, biomedical, mechatronics and robotic to name a few), engineers who work in industry, and anyone who want to learn the graphical programming of STM32F4 can benefit from this book. Prerequisite for this book is the basic knowledge of MATLAB Simulink.
Farzin Asadi received his B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering, his M.Sc. in Control Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Mechatronics Engineering. Currently, he is with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Asadi has published more than 40 international papers and 13 books. He is on the editorial board of seven scientific journals as well. His research interests include switching converters, control theory, robust control of power electronics converters, and robotics.
Sawai Pongswatd received a B.E., a M.E., and a D.E. from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL). Currently, he is an associate professor at the KMITL, Bangkok, Thailand. Assoc. Dr. Sawai Pongswatd is a chairman of technical committee (TC69) of the Thai Industrial Standards Institute and an instructor at the Fieldbus Certified Training Program (FCTP). His research focus on power electronics, energy conversion, and industrial applications.